Hurricane Irma: IMF is resisting a moratorium on Barbuda’s sovereign debt repayments – The Independent – 11/09/2017

The IMF's special representative to the United Nations suggested the Fund would rather lend more money to the island, rather than stop collecting the repayments due

Source:  The Independent, 11/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

France’s Debt Is Euro-Zone’s Largest – Bloomberg – 30/08/2017

At the end of the first quarter, the main components of France’s debt load added up to more than four times the country’s gross domestic product. That includes non-financial corporations’ obligations that alone equal 160 percent of national output.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Total in Talks with Myanmar to Build Power Plant, Supply LNG – Bloomberg – 20/07/2017

Total SA is in talks with Myanmar to supply the country’s most populous city, Yangon, with liquefied natural gas.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/20

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

France Just Announced Radical Changes to the Country’s Climate Policy – Futurism – 06/07/2017

The newly elected French government announced a series of ambitious measures to decrease reliance on fossil fuels, promote sustainability, and support the environment. The plans aim to simultaneously decrease emissions while also no longer supporting industries that contribute to deforestation.

Source:  Futurism, 2017/07/06

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

French PM warns of more cuts to tackle country’s debt ‘volcano’ – The Guardian – 04/07/2017

The French prime minister has vowed to make a raft of public-spending cuts to stem France’s “intolerable” reliance on state borrowing, which he said had left the country dancing on a debt “volcano”.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/07/04

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research – Business Insider – 08/06/2017

If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile.

Source:  Business Insider, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

France, India to cooperate in fighting climate change – Reuters – 03/06/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday their countries would cooperate in the fight against climate change, just days after the U.S. withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/06/03

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

French company Engie likely to invest Rs 6,500 crore in solar energy in India – The Economic Times – 31/05/2017

Engie, the French power giant with a global installed capacity of 115.3 gigawatts across all forms of energy, expects to invest a minimum of $1 billion (about 6,500 crore) in the solar segment in India over the next five years.

Source:  The Economic Times, 2017/05/31

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

France Emerges as VC Dealmaker for Alternative to Nuclear Energy – Bloomberg – 03/05/2017

Three French companies have emerged as the most prolific venture capital dealmakers for new energy technologies as the country starts to seek out low-polluting alternatives for its aging nuclear reactors.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/05/03

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Japanese investors dump French debt at record pace – FT – 10/04/2017

Japanese investors ramped up their selling of French government debt to a record pace in February as bondholders shuddered at polls showing rising support for eurosceptic candidate Marine Le Pen in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.

Source:  FT, 2017/04/10

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |